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Research in History, Classics and Archaeology

Our research interests span all human history around the globe. We work together to create an intellectually stimulating environment characterised by disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinary exploration.

Research themes

We encourage collaboration across the School in both teaching and research. We promote this approach through nine interdisciplinary research themes. Exploring and developing such cross-cutting perspectives is a fundamental aspect of our work:

Collaborative hubs

Our research themes are collaborative hubs where academic staff and research students from multiple disciplines work in partnership. Our staff are also involved in other research centres across the university and with colleagues at other institutions. 

The School is home to the McCord Centre for Landscape - a University Research Centre that brings together interdisciplinary researchers with an aim to create positive social, cultural and economic results by promoting the value of landscapes, now and for the future. 

Research impact

REF 2014 recognised the world-leading and internationally excellent quality of our research. Our academic staff have a diverse range of research interests and publications. We highlight some of them in our virtual bookshelf.

Major grants for our work

In the past five years, the School has secured major grants from the:

Researchers across all three subject areas received grants.

The Forum in Rome

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Newcastle University's School of History, Classics, and Archaeology is keen to attract new members to our growing postdoctoral community. We therefore encourage and seek to support applications from eligible researchers whose research fits with our areas of research expertise and who wish to apply to an appropriate postdoctoral fellowship scheme. Different schemes have different criteria and application procedures. Details of how we manage some of the key schemes are set out below. If you wish to apply to a scheme not mentioned here, please contact for further guidance.